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Good actors have been heartbroken in love: Karan Johar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Filmmaker Johar says behind every good there is a broken heart, otherwise it is difficult to perform the way they do on screen.

Johar says without a personal heartbreak, it is impossible to bring out emotions on celluloid.

"I think actors who haven't had broken hearts don't perform the way they should. I feel if you are a good you must have had a broken heart. It's not possible otherwise for you to depict a certain kind of emotion on celluloid," Johar said at a panel discussion here last night.

He was joined by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, and TV personality Ranvijay Singha.

The "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" says it is easy to identify someone who is trying hard to bring out emotions without actually having been through a heartbreak.

"Sometimes your eyes do depict your heart story. Many of them whose eyes speak volume, they've been through that journey in life. You know when the actor hasn't been through this and is merely touching the surface. There's no feel, because feel comes from history," he added.

To which Imtiaz quipped, "We also know that some actors are trying to go through that experience (heartbreak) to become better actors."

replied, "Many a time they do that purposely. Traumatise themselves so that they perform better."


The discussion was part of the launch of Karan's radio show "Calling Karan" season 2 on

The says there's nothing to worry about a broken heart as it can "empower you in so many ways."

"Sometimes when something breaks, it solidifies you to a larger extent. Jump into it, so what if you won't get reciprocated with the same amount of love, if the intensity doesn't match yours. But what you will go through, the feeling of love will nurture you in many ways.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 11:20 IST
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